Fantastic flower arrangements from Botanical Garden – Norfolk Perspectives


>>>WELCOME TO “NORFOLK
PERSPECTIVES” CITY SLICE. I’M BOB BATCHER AND WE HAVE A
SHOW THAT I’M VERY COMFORTABLE WITH. FLOWERS AND ARRANGING, AND BETTY
ANN GALWAY, YOU’RE GOING TO TELL ME EXACTLY HOW THIS IS THE BEST
THING THAT WOULD EVER HAPPEN TO MY LIFE, BECAUSE DOING THIS OVER
TO THIS DOESN’T DO IT, RIGHT?>>THAT WOULD BE JUST A BOUQUET
OF FLOWERS. WE’RE GOING TO AN ARRANGEMENT.>>AN ARRANGEMENT. OKAY. BUT ARRANGEMENTS ARE A LOT OF
WORK, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT THEM TO LOOK LIKE THE ONE YOU
DONATED TO THE SET. FOR THOSE THAT WATCH “NORFOLK
PERSPECTIVES” AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET A SHOT OF THE TABLE OVER
HERE, THAT’S GORGEOUS.>>WELL, THANK YOU.>>NOW, I GOT TO BE HONEST WITH
YOU. IT’S BEEN HERE FOR A COUPLE
WEEKS AND HASN’T STARTED DYING YET.>>THIS IS A PERMANENT
BOTANICAL.>>OH!
AND THEY ARE WHAT? THEY’RE.>>THESE ARE MAGNOLIAS AND
BOXWOOD AND YEW AND PINE CONES.>>SO YOU WALK INTO A ROOM AND
THIS STUFF IS ALL LAYING HERE LIKE YOU HAVE HERE. YOU HAVE STICKS AND LEAVES AND
GORGEOUS FLOWERS, AND THREE VASES. YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT IT’S
GOING TOING WHO LIKE WHEN WE’RE — LOOK LIKE WHEN WE’RE
DONE, RIGHT?>>A LITTLE BIT.>>HOW DO YOU GET THAT?>>.
>>JUST PRACTICE AND PLAYING WITH IT, THAT’S THE MAIN THING. EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE FLOWERS
AND STICKS IN THE YARD AND SAY WE’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING
THAT’S VERY EASY, THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO.>>WHY DON’T WE GET STARTED?>>THE FIRST THING WE HAVE IS
THE STICKS. WE’RE GOING TO PUT THOSE IN
FIRST AND ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF DESIGN IS
LOOKING AT YOUR VASE AND YOUR VASE CAN HANDLE ABOUT, TIME AND
A HALF TIMES THE HEIGHT OF THE VASE. SO THAT’S TIME AND TIME AND A
HALF WOULD BE ABOUT THIS TALL, SO THAT’S ABOUT AS TALL AS YOU
WANT YOUR ARRANGEMENT IN THAT VASE.>>OKAY.>>OKAY?>>THESE STINGS ARE — STICKS
ARE LONGER.>>RIGHT, SO YOU WANT TO CUT
THESE OFF.>>DO I GET TO PLAY WITH THESE
STICKS?>>YES.>>MINE LOOKING DIFFERENT THAN
YOURS.>>YES, THESE ARE BIRCH AND
THESE ARE RED TWIG AND YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD AND THEY’RE GROWN
THIS TIME OF YEAR JUST FOR BONE IN THE YARD, BUT THEY’RE FUN AND
PRETTY.>>I CAN’T —
>>YOU CAN’T OPEN THEM? THESE ARE MY FAVORITE TYPE OF
CLIPPERS FOR WOODY MATERIAL, THEY’RE SHARPER.>>ONE AND A HALF TIMES?>>YES.>>SHOULD I CUT ONE AT A TIME? SHOULD THEY BE EVEN, ALL THE
SAME –>>NO, YOU DON’T WANT THEM ALL
THE SAME. YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND JUST TAKE
THEM AND MEASURE THEM ALL TOGETHER.>>OKAY.>>AND THEN CUT THEM AND IF YOU
MEASURE THEM ALL TOGETHER, IT’S ACTUALLY BETTER BECAUSE THEN YOU
GET VARIANCES OF HEIGHT.>>OKAY, YOU JUST GOT WATER IN
THESE.>>SHOULDN’T I HAVE A PILLAR OR
SOMETHING.>>WE’RE USING DAFFODILS AND
THEY DON’T LIKE NORMAL PRESERVATIVES IN THE WATER. THEY ARE PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE KEY
THEN THE BACTERIA LEVEL DOWN AND GIVE SUGAR TO THE FLOWERS, BUT
BULBS SUCH AS THESE DON’T LIKE THAT, AND THIS IS A LITTLE TALL,
SO WE HAVE TIME AND A HALF. SO REALLY, THIS IS ABOUT THE
TYPE YOU WANT YOUR THINGS. I GUESS WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO A
COLLAR ON THIS ONE.>>OH, A COLLAR?>>THAT’S OKAY.>>OH, BECAUSE YOU USE THE
LEFTOVERS.>>RIGHT.>>WELL, HERE I GOT —
>>YOU HAVE A COUPLE.>>HOUSE THAT?>>YOU CAN CUT THAT ONE IN HALF. WE JUST NEED A COUPLE HERE.>>DO YOU PUT ALL THE COLORS
TOGETHER?>>I LIKE THOSE TWO TOGETHER.>>THE PRODUCER IS SAYING WHY IN
THE WORLD DO WE –>>WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS TAKE A
COUPLE, YOU HAVE A ROLL OF WIRE THERE, YOU CAN USE YARN OR
THREAD OR ANYTHING, TAKE A — DON’T CUT IT. JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF YOUR
STICKS.>>OKAY.>>AND WRAP IT AROUND.>>SEE, I’M DOING SOMETHING MY
WIFE SAYS I ALWAYS DO. I’M ANTICIPATING.>>JUST WRAP IT ON THE END,
OKAY? AND THEN TAKE A COUPLE MORE
STICKS AND THEN WRAP — MAKE AN X KIND OF UP THE TOP.>>WE’LL TRIM IT DOWN AFTER THE
FACT, RIGHT?>>YOU WANT TO LEAVE THEM KIND
OF LOOSE. AND THEN YOU’RE GOING TO GO ON.>>WHAT IF I QUIT?>>YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE ONE.>>NO. OH, THEN I’D BE A FAILURE ON MY
OWN SHOW.>>SEE HOW I’VE GOT TWO
CRISSCROSSED THERE? AND I’M GOING TO MAKE A THIRD.>>HOW DID YOU —
>>HOUR YOU MAKING THIS — HOW ARE YOU MAKING THIS LOOK SO
EASY?>>WELL, IT IS EASY.>>BECAUSE IT IS EASY?>>YES, JUST CRISSCROSS.>>OH, OKAY.>>AND THIS GIVES A LITTLE
STABILITY, GIVES MORE VISUAL TEXTURE AND INTEREST TO YOUR
ARRANGEMENT. AND IT HOLDS YOUR FLOWERS IN
JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER AT THE NECK. THIS PARTICULAR VASE DOESN’T
REALLY HAVE A NECK.>>DO YOU REALIZE THERE’S
VIEWERS OUT THERE SAYING, HE IS BRUTALIZING THESE, AND HAVEN’T
EVEN GOTTEN TO THE FLOWERS YET, OKAY? SO MINE IS GOING TO BE NATURAL.>>YOURS IS GOING TO BE NATURAL? YOU CAN JUST STICK THESE IN HERE
JUST AS WELL, TOO, AND IT JUST GIVES MORE — SERIOUSLY, GIVES A
LITTLE MORE COLOR.>>YEAH, OKAY.>>AND FULLNESS TO THE BOTTOM. AND EVEN THAT, WE USE WIRE
CUTTERS, EVEN THAT LOOKS MODERN AND —
>>DIFFERENT.>>YEAH, I LIKE IT.>>OH, MODERN. I LIKE MODERN.>>YEAH, EXACTLY.>>NOW WHAT DO WE DO?>>NOW YOU WANT TO CHOOSE YOUR
FLOWERS AND WITH DAFFODILS, THEY NEED TO BE SOAKED IN WATER FOR
AT LEAST AN HOUR BY THEMSELVES, JUST IN FRESH WATER BECAUSE WHEN
YOU CUT A DAFFODIL, YOU KNOW YOU GET THAT OOZE ON THE BOTTOM AND
SOME PAYMENT SAY IT’S POISE — PEOPLE SAY IT’S POISON OUT OF
THE FLOWERS, BUT I THINK IT JUST CLOGS UP OTHER FLOWERS’ DRINKING
SYSTEMS, SO THEY NEED TO DRINK ALL BY THEMSELVES AND IT DILUTES
THAT OUT AND THEN YOU CAN ARRANGE THEM.>>I USUALLY JUST TOSSED THEM
TOO EARLY.>>OH, NO, NO.>>DON’T TOSS? DO I CUT I, DO A FRESH CUT?>>WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS GO
AHEAD AND TAKE YOUR FLOWERS AND IF YOU — YOU CAN PUT THEM IN
ONE BY ONE, BUT IF YOU KIND OF MEASURE THEM UP BEFORE YOU CUT
THEM.>>OH, THAT’S RIGHT, THE ONE AND
A HALF TIMES.>>RIGHT. YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND KEEP A
COUPLE TALL.>>OH, OKAY.>>AND KIND OF PUT THEM IN A
SHAPE HOW YOU WANT THEM FIRST SO YOU DON’T HAVE THEM ALL THE SAME
HEIGHT. SEE, IF YOU KIND OF SPACE THEM
OUT A LITTLE BIT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GRAB A COUPLE MORE.>>THEY’RE EXPENSIVE THOUGH,
AREN’T THEY? I GUESS YOU DON’T THINK LIKE
THAT.>>THESE ARE REALLY — I THINK
IF YOU PLANT THESE DAFFODILS, THEY ACTUALLY DOUBLE EVER YEAR,
SO IF YOU PLANT EVERY YEAR, IN A COUPLE YEARS YOU HAVE A GOOD
VARIETY AND THEY ACTUALLY DO BETTER IF YOU’RE CUTTING THE
FLOWERS AND ENJOYING THEM AND BRING THEM INSIDE.>>I’M NOT GOING TO LET ME WIFE
SEE ME DO THIS.>>NOW YOU CAN CUT THEM ANY WAY
YOU WANT THEM IF YOU WANT THEM ALL THE SAME.>>I ALWAYS GO TO THE GROCERY
STORE AND THEY’RE IN THAT PLASTIC THING AND THEY LOOK
FINE.>>RIGHT AND WITH YOURS, YOU CAN
STICK THEM RIGHT IN THE CENTER.>>OH, I PLANNED IT THAT WAY. NOW, MY STICKS AR LOT LONGER. THAT’S OKAY?>>THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT LONGER. I THINK THEY’RE OKAY.>>I MEANT IT TO BE THAT WAY.>>YOU MIGHT PUT A COUPLE MORE
IN THERE.>>A COUPLE MORE? THE STICKS OR THE FLOWERS?>>THE FLOWERS.>>OKAY. THIS IS A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE
FOR ME, CAN YOU TELL? NOW, WHERE DO YOU DO THESE
CLASSES?>>AT NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN.>>DO YOU ONLINE TO SIGN UP FOR
THEM?>>YES, WE HAVE ALL OUR CLASSES
LISTED ONLINE AT WWW.NORFOLK BOTANICAL GARDEN.ORG, AND —
>>HAVE YOU EVER THROWN ANYBODY OUT OF YOUR CLASS?>>NO.>>SO YOU’RE VERY PATIENT. NOW, OKAY, WITH A GLASS VASE,
SHOULD THAT — IS THAT PART OF YOUR ARRANGEMENT?>>EXACTLY. YOU WANT THAT TO BE INTERESTING
AS WELL. YOU WANT THE BOTTOM, YOU SEE
THROUGH THAT AND YOU WANT IT TO BE INTERESTING, YOU JUST DON’T
WANT IT TO BE –>>WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE TAKE YOUR
CLASSES?>>EVERYONE, MALE, FEMALE, OLD,
YOUNG.>>NOW, HOW ARE KIDS WITH IT? DO THEY WANT TO JUST PLAY —
>>I THINK SOMETIMES THEY’RE THE MOST CREATIVE BECAUSE —
>>SHALL I DIG INTO THESE HERE?>>YOU CAN PUT SOME OF THOSE IN. THESE ARE LENTEN ROSES AND THEY
LAST A COUPLE WEEKS IN AN ARRANGEMENT.>>AND THEY LIVE WELL WITH THESE
GUYS.>>THEY WILL ONCE YOU HAVE
GOTTEN THE OOZE OUT OF THE DAFFODILS. YOU NEED TO SOAK THE DAFFODILS
FIRST.>>THE OOZE. NOW, WHEN DO YOU DO THESE
CLASSES? ARE THEY YEAR ROUND?>>WE USUALLY OFFER A SEASONAL
CLASS ONCE A MONTH IS FLOWERS THAT YOU CAN GROW IN YOUR YARD
THAT ARE SEASONAL AND SOMETIMES WE BUY THINGS TO USE FOR THE
CLASSES, BUT THAT WAY THEY’RE USUALLY IN FRONT OF A HOLIDAY SO
YOU CAN ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING FRESH ON YOUR TABLE FOR HOLIDAYS
AND WE ALSO OFFER A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN NORMAL DESIGN —
FLORAL DESIGN SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR AND THAT’S THE ONLY ONE ON
THE SOUTHEAST COAST, SO WE’RE REALLY PROUDS THAT.>>THIS WON’T HAVE AN IMPACT ON
YOUR REPUTATION OR ANYTHING, WILL IT? THE WAY MINE LOOKS? YOURS LOOKS SO MUCH —
>>YOU’RE DOING FINE.>>MINE LOOKS CROWDED.>>IT’S GOT MORE FLORAL MATERIAL
IN IT. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE.>>OKAY. BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING TWO. NOW, I SAW — YOU HAVE THE
SPRING CATALOG OUT.>>YES, JUST CAME OUT.>>SO YOU CAN ONLINE AND GET
THIS OR COME OUT THERE AND GET IT?>>WE HAVE THAT PDF FORM ONLINE
TO YOU CAN PRINT AND DOWNLOAD OR JUST LOOK THROUGH, BUT WE ALSO
HAVE CLASSES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR.>>FOR PEOPLE PLANNING THEIR
GARDEN NOW, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR, IF YOU WANT TO GET INTO
CUT FLOWERS, YOU MENTIONED CASUALLY ABOUT CUTTING FLOWERS
OUT OF YOUR GARDEN.>>RIGHT.>>ARE THERE CERTAIN FLOWERS YOU
SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR? YOU HAVE THE PLANT SALE COMING
UP ON MOTHER’S DAY TOO, RIGHT?>>WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PLANT
SALE MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND AND THERE WE FEATURE PLANTS THAT
GROW REALLY WELL IN THE AREA OR PLANTS THAT ARE HARD TO FIND
THAT GROW REALLY WELL IN THE AREA, SO IT’S A WONDERFUL TIME
TO FIND THAT. ONE OF MY OTHER FAVORITES IS A
FLORAL THAT GROWS REALLY WELL IN THIS AREA, THIS GREEN, ABOUT
THIS TALL, IS CUT TO THE GROUND AND IT CAN STAY OUT OF WATER FOR
LIKE TWO WEEKS. IT’S A FABULOUS, FABULOUS GREEN.>>YOU DID NOT OFFER THAT
BECAUSE IT WOULDN’T FIT IN THIS?>>I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU
CAN USE THIS HERE TOO, JUST ANOTHER FORM OF COLLAR, YOU CAN
WRAP IT AROUND.>>I HAD SUCH BAD LUCK WITH MY
COLLAR WHICH IS BURIED IN THERE. YOU KNOW, BETTY ANN, I ASKED YOU
BEFORE WE STARTED TAPING, WHEN DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO QUIT, AND I
AM VERY PROUD OF MINE.>>WELL, GOOD. THERE YOU GO. THAT’S WHEN YOU QUIT.>>SHOULD I BE?>>THAT’S WHEN YOU QUIT, WHEN
YOU’RE PROUD.>>BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOLD ME MY
FUN IS UP AND I’M DONE.>>WELL, ENJOY.>>BETTY ANN, THANKS FOR COMING
ON AND BEING A GOOD SPORT, AND NOT JUST BEING A GOOD SPORT, BUT
DONATING THE CENTER PIECE BECAUSE WE LIKE TO SURROUND
OURSELVES WITH FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN.>>I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT.>>THANKS FOR JOINING US. GO ON AND TRY IT AT THE GARDEN. IT WILL BE A LOT OF FUN, AND
BETTER LOOKING THAN MINE.